res-net

 

Follow these steps to connect to UIC-WiFi wireless network using Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard):

Connecting to our wireless network through Windows is easy with your UIC NetID and password. Windows 8 requires no external software, it's just a simple login. For Windows XP / Vista / 7, we have a UIC-WiFi Installer that can be downloaded and used to automatically configure your connection. We also have manual instructions at the bottom for people who would prefer to do that.

The UIC community wireless network identifies itself as UIC-WiFi. Visitors to UIC may be eligible to use UIC-Guest or eduroam. UIC-WiFi uses WPA2 Enterprise Security. WPA2 Enterprise implements the 802.11i security standard, which includes government-grade AES encryption and 802.1x authentication. The specific authentication method that we use with PEAP-MSCHAPv2.

UIC-Guest is used by non-UIC visitors on our campus. To give users temporary Guest access please visit the Guest Wireless page.

eduroam is a World Wide wireless network. A user can connect to eduroam on UIC’s campus after first connecting at their home institution.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Important note: iPod touch and iPad devices need an existing network connection to download and install the UIC-WiFi profile. You do not have to be connected to UIC-WiFi to download and install the profile, but you do have to be connected to the Internet. Please use another wireless connection (at home, coffee shop). 

UIC-WiFi uses WPA2 Enterprise security with 802.1x authentication, PEAP with MSCHAP v2.These instructions should help you to connect your Android (2.1 or higher) device to the campus wireless network. You need to be on campus to do this, near a UIC-WiFi access point. If you have trouble connecting to UIC-WiFi, please visit ACCCeSS Helpdesk.

Res-Net is the computer network access available in UIC residence halls. The Res-Net connection provides access to the internet.

Audience: Students

Setting up UIC-WiFi on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is completely different from Leopard and Snow Leopard. It works in the same way as it does on iPhones and iPads. If you already have UIC-WiFi set up on your Mac when you upgrade your operating system to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Lion will import the UIC-WiFi settings for you; you won't have to reconfigure it in that case.

Devices connected to Res-Net, UIC-WiFi, eduroam, and the other UIC campus networks have a daily network usage limit that is detailed in Acceptable Use Policy for Res-Net and the UIC Public Wireless Networks.

Res-Net is available to guests of Campus Housing, provided that (1) you are not a registered UIC student, faculty, or staff member and (2) you plan to stay in the residence halls for one week or longer. The cost of Res-Net access is determined by Campus Housing and the payment will be collected by Campus Housing. Please contact Campus Housing directly by phone at 312-355-6300 or email housing@uic.edu. You may also contact your local Housing office.

Use the Data Usage Monitoring Tool to view your data usage as calculated by ACCC. The Data Usage Monitoring Tool is the recommended method for monitoring your bandwidth usage on the UIC networks. Please note that although ACCC makes every effort to maintain the availability of its machines, the inability to access the monitor is not a valid reason for exceeding your data usage. Consult UIC Wireless and Res-Net Policy for the current data usage limit and other restrictions.

You need to be on campus to do this, near a UIC-WiFi access point. Important: Where the instructions and the screenshots differ, use the settings given in the instructions.

Linux machines with many types of wireless cards can be configured to connect to UIC-WiFi. But please understand that the ACCC does not support connecting to UIC-WiFi with Linux. The UIC Linux Users Group has documentation and will help. Visit the UIC ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, particularly the UIC Linux Guides.

Gaming consoles (Xbox, Wii, etc.) are not supported on the UIC-WiFi network. In order to connect to UIC-WiFi, a wireless device must be able to use 802.1x authentication, which the Xbox and other gaming consoles currently do not support. 

To configure Windows for wired Res-Net access, first check if an ethernet card is installed:

Check that an ethernet card is installed:

  1. Click on Start and Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Maintenance.
  3. Click on Device Manager.
  4. Listed in the Device Manager window you should see Network adapters.
  5. Expand the Network adapters section and locate the installed network adapter(s).

Configure TCP/IP settings for DHCP:

  1. Open the System Preferences application.
  2. Double-click on the Network icon.
  3. The first option to check is Configure.
  4. Pull down that menu, and choose Built-in Ethernet (or your network card if you use a third party NIC).
  5. Select the TCP/IP tab.
  6. The next option will be Configure.
  7. Pull down that menu, and choose Using DHCP.

If you are leaving the dorms, you need to cancel your Res-Net connection to avoid any additional monthly charges.  Your connection will remain active until we receive a request from you to cancel it. You are responsible for all charges related to your Res-Net connection until the connection is cancelled.  Cancellation takes place immediately after the request to cancel is sent.

Printing from on the Res-Net network uses the same U-Print printing systen that is used in the personal computer labs. You will probably have to install Pharos printing software on your personal computer. See Printing for instructions.

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